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Blue Marlin Restaurant

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8594 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
(251) 928-5673
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service

This is a good place for local fish. Best part was the service! Not gourmet but clean and plenty of food on your plate. I highly recommend their specialty: whole fried flounder.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Trish W
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place for local fish. Best part was the service! Not gourmet but clean and plenty of food on your plate. I highly recommend their specialty: whole fried flounder.

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1 Thank Trish W
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We always stop here! Great mullet, great prices, great service with a down-home feel. Fried shrimp is the best I've ever had.

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1 Thank Susan C
Pearl, Mississippi
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I both had the stuffed flounder, which they are noted for. Very good, also shared peach cobbler which we enjoyed.

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1 Thank Earlb47
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

First of all, the food was excellent. I had fried shrimp and it was wonderful. My friend had raw oysters that were good and the whole stuffed flounder that was outstanding. The cole slaw was good. The hushpuppies were just ok. The cons, we stood inside for at least 3 minutes before we were acknowledged. Service was extremely slow.

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1 Thank Becky H
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Food and Service was great! It is a family run business as you will see when you visit. Good local folks serving fresh seafood.

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1 Thank guv249
Tuscaloosa, AL
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Had the steak. It was cooked medium just as I requested. Like previous reviewers have stated, the steak is not chargrilled. Had a decent flavor but not worth 23 bucks. Some people in my party had gumbo and said that it was delicious. I would go back but would definitely order something else.

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1 Thank IKnowBBQ
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I are always looking for locally owned restaurants in our travels. The Blue Marlin was recommended to us by the owner of the Point Clear Cottages as a good place with good food and good value. It was definitely that. Staff was friendly, the neighborhood atmosphere really added to the enjoyment of the meal. My wife had... More 

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2 Thank KENNETH M
Fairhope, Alabama
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It earns two stars for the waitress, none for the food. My husband and I stopped in after reading the TA reviews and we were quite disappointed. There was only one other couple in there which should have been a sign for us. My husband and the stuffed founder which he found to be pretty good, not great, but good.... More 

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Adamsville, Alabama
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Please disregard the naysayers. I have no connections with this place but have been here a number of times while visiting the area. Have never been disappointed in the least. The only reason I gave them a 4 is because the facility is overdue for an upgraded interior. The five of us who visited last week came away FULL of... More 

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1 Thank jack h
Terre Haute, Indiana
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had the Whole Stuffed Flounder, dressing was very tasty but not a lot of it and flounder was full of bones and very "wet". Not as good as I was hoping. Husband had Frog Legs with coleslaw and was very happy with both. They could only make very simple bar drinks and the service was kinda slow. We went right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8594 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: (251) 928-5673

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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